Manto Mavrogenous Square
Manto Mavrogenous Square
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
One of only a few open squares in Mykonos, it is a place to catch your breath after walking along very crowded narrow streets, dodging all of the tourists taking selfies. You will find some good food here, some tourist shops.
Written 2 March 2024
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,677 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This is just a quick stop when exploring Mykonos old town. The charm of the old town lies in strolling along the small harbour front and getting lost in the maze of narrow cobbled lane and whitewashed shops and houses.
The square is a minor sight along the waterfront. There’s an ice cream shop, a gelato/yoghurt shop, and a small number of restaurants and tourist shops but the square is also used for car parking which detracts from its charm. It’s much prettier at night.
Its main, and only real, feature is a central marble bust of Manto Mavrogenous, the famous Greek war heroine.
Outside of Greece, I don’t think many people would recognise her name and there is no information plaque to help so we had to look her up to find out more.
Her story is intriguing. A 19th century heroine, she fought for Greek independence against the Turkish Ottoman Empire and dedicated her life (and much of her wealth) to the cause.
In the statue she looks rather severe but in fact she was widely known for her beauty. So it seems that she had it all - beauty, brains, connections and money. She threw all of these resources into the fight for independence, financing guns and weapons and buying ships and leaning on wealthy family friends to contribute too. When the Ottoman Turks landed on Mykonos in 1822, they were defeated, largely due to her efforts. 
Towards the end, she was running out of money but she was not one to give up easily and flogged off her jewellery.
Despite her incredible dedication and efforts, the end of her story was quite tragic. She wound up destitute and forgotten and died alone of typhoid in 1848 in Paros. There’s a very similar statue of her in the Parikia main square there too.
Written 8 October 2023
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Teli
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Loved walking around and exploring all the great little shops everywhere. So much to see and discover.
Written 12 July 2022
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Sweetpea25
Chester, United Kingdom1,067 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
On a hot day in Mykonos it was nice to sit in this square drinking strong Greek coffee and watching the world go by.
There are nice views of the sea and many places to eat and drink.
Written 14 June 2019
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Perry B
Sydney, Australia2,563 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
This was a superb little square with a great deal of interesting history pertaining to the Greek war of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth century! I took
a few selfies with the Independence heroine!
Written 8 May 2019
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G.Minas
Larnaca, Cyprus441 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
There isn't really anything special ON the square, but the area around it is nice and you won't miss it when going to Mykonos Town.
Written 12 April 2019
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ2,021 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
There is a statue in the square that honors the woman that gave her fortune to free the Greeks from the Ottoman Turks in the war for Greek independence.
Written 25 November 2018
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,576 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
A small square, right in front of the Old Port, may catch your attenttion. A marble bust honors Manto Mavrogenous (1796-1848), the heroine of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire (1821-1830), who was born in Trieste (Italy), but of Mykonian origen. The square is surrounded by restaurants, ice cream parlours and souvenir shops. Not long ago, a taxi station was located here and the square was quite busy day and night (taxis are now stationed where was the old bus station to Elia and Kalafati). A quick stop, a few selfies and keep going. There is still a lot to see! Enjoy!
Written 28 June 2018
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We were climbing the steps to get a close-up of the windmills and noted this mall square on our left and decided to have a short break. The monument was nearby, took a photo, and it has taken me a fair amount of research to identify it as a bust of Mandalena Mavrogenous perched on a pedestal with the base surrounded by a low wall. Busy area as it serves as a taxi rank.
Written 23 June 2018
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johnboySheffield
Sheffield, UK275 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Good point to navigate from/to. As a square it's underwhelming. Sea beside and a view no different to any along the front. Walk along away from the port to the other beach and there are two columns and steps down. Inland to bars and ices. Back to the port and run the gauntlet of super keen restauranters. Always a breeze to a wind here. Seen one taxi in all the times we've been here.
Written 8 August 2017
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